I did it again! I just watched a few episodes of "get it out now or I will kill you all" aka A Baby Story. On the show, most women are in labor wearing the less empowering piece of clothing ever. I told my husband that no hospital gown (even "designer hospital gown") would come near me and that I want to be half naked or completely naked most of the time!
Anyway, this post is not about childbirth fashion but childbirth positions. For a first baby, the average childbirth time is about 18 hours. Unless you are planning a home birth, you will probably be doing a good part of your labor at home before going to the hospital...until you have 60 seconds contractions, every 5 minutes for 2 hours (according to my doctor and my doula).
Of all the reading material that I got during my prenatal classes, this retro looking page is my favorite. Those positions can help you deal with the pain (for people who are planning a more natural childbirth but also for people who are waiting for their epidural), find some comfort between contractions and in most cases accelerate labor. After all, gravity really does wonders!
Did you have a favorite position while in labor? If you are going to give birth soon, are you planning to try different positions or to have a more "classic" approach?